Cognition, Biology and Idealist Philosophy

Title

Cognition, Biology and Idealist Philosophy

Author

Randrup, Axel

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English

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OTA keywords

Academic dissertations

LC keywords

Philosophy
Materialism
Realism
Cognition

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Creation Date

2006-09-09

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Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper taken from AHDS Catalogue Form

The basic philosophy of mainstream biology, the philosophy of materialist realism, assumes the existence of a material world independent of human observation and cognition. The scientific study of cognition in the context of biology has, however, led to the result, that all our thoughts and cognitions, including the assumption of a material world, are dependent on our cognitive apparatus in its present stage of evolution. I think this shows a contradiction within materialist philosophy, and I therefore find it is impossible to make a contradiction free account of cognition based on this philosophy. An account of natural science, biological evolution, and cognition based on an idealist philosophy is offered, and it is argued, that this account is free of contradictions. In the idealist philosophy "material objects" are regarded as concepts based on sensory experiences.

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